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Enugu police confirms deadly attack on checkpoint, many officers killed

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The Police in Enugu State have confirmed the lethal assault on its officers at a checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi Group in Enugu South Native Authorities Space.

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DAILY POST experiences that the group is among the outskirts within the Enugu metropolitan space.

Our bodies of at the least 4 policemen had been seen after the assault, with some passersby, together with a pastor additionally stated to have fallen sufferer of the lethal incident.

It’s unclear the variety of casualties on the facet of the unknown gunmen behind the incident.

A police patrol van was set ablaze by the gunmen in the course of the assault.

Spokesman of the Police within the State, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident, stated “Info surrounding the taking pictures incidents within the night hours of right now, 21/07/2021, the place Police Operatives had been allegedly attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen at checkpoints in Obeagu-Amechi in Enugu South LGA and Amagunze in Nkanu East LGA are nonetheless sketchy.”

He stated that preliminary investigations have commenced assuring that additional growth shall be communicated.

Sources hinted that the assault which began at about 5:30 pm on Wednesday at a busy spot at Mmiri Ocha Amodu lasted until 7pm.

A supply stated he recognized 4 policemen, one pastor and a neighborhood watch officer among the many useless who had been taken to the College of Nigeria Educating Hospital, Ituku – Ozalla mortuary.

In keeping with the supply, “the gun battle was so fierce, it occurred alongside Obeagu – Amechi Highway to Agbani Nkanu a couple of kilometers from Enugu State capital.

“There was confusion and pressure whereas it lasted, folks had been working in numerous instructions. I feel the policemen had been completely caught unawares,” he stated.

One other supply disclosed that an ambush was laid for the fleeling gunmen by operatives of Amagunze police division, including that a few of them had been killed.

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